FB post of Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction
On Friday the State Duma is going to adopt in second reading the bill on decriminalisation of domestic violence. This law marks a return to the “patriarchal despotism” and a permit to act in family in accordance with the slogan ” beating your wife is a sign of love”.
Every year dozens of thousands of women, children and elderly persons become victims of domestic violence. Every year 14,000 women fell victims of domestic violence and die.
This law virtually encourages an assaulter in a family and provides an opportunity to police (who even now [yet without the legal grounding of the law] answer “please call us only when he kills you”) to refuse investigation of such terrible crimes.
YABLOKO’s Gender Faction which is supported by Youth YABLOKO are categorically against the adoption of such law and we are starting a flash mob “I Am Against Decriminalisation of Domestic Violence”. Please, support us, make a photo of yourself with a placard and post it in the social media.